ATHANASSIOS FAMELIARIS

Dear Informatics,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
PM2, RUP@EC, Agile RUP@EC methodologies

Yours faithfully,

Athanasios FAMELIARIS
S/W Technologies & Methodologies (STM) Department Manager
Software Technical Division
Tel: +30 211 999 1562 | Mob: +30 699 999 1562 | E-mail: [email address] | 19-23 Al. Pantou str., 176 71, Athens, Greece

Generaldirektion Informatik

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 18 November 2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 18 November 2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/6694.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 9 December 2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

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If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

DIGIT ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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Generaldirektion Informatik

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Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your application dated 18 November 2019 via the AsktheEU.org
website in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on
18 November 2019 under the above mentioned reference number.

 

In your above-mentioned application, you have requested access to
documents described as: “1) PM², 2) RUP@EC, 3) Agile RUP@EC methodologies”

 

This application was registered under the reference GESTDEM 2019/6694. 
You received an acknowledgement of receipt on the same date, stating that
the European Commission would reply by 9 December 2019.

 

This is a preliminary reply to your initial application based on Article
6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, which reads as follows:

 

“If an application is not sufficiently precise, the institution shall ask
the applicant to clarify the application and shall assist the applicant in
doing so […]”

 

Indeed, we consider that your application is not sufficiently precise.
While it refers to activities carried out by the Commission’s
Directorate-General for Informatics, it does not enable us per se to
identify what documents you may be referring to.

 

Nevertheless, in order to assist you, we are happy to provide you with
additional information as stated below.

 

***

Our department has received a number of applications for access to
documents related to RUP@EC, Agile RUP@EC and PM^2 in the past,  and has
had the occasion to assess whether access could be granted to the
requested documents. One of such occasions was the request registered
under reference GESTDEM 2016/5678, in which another citizen requested
access to:

 

“Guideline / Documentation (user or training manual) on the following
methodologies used by the European Commission, often referred in tenders:

1) PM² (Project Management methodology)

2) RUP@EC (software development methodology)

3) Agile RUP@EC (software development methodology)”

 

I am enclosing for your information a copy of the initial position adopted
by the Director-General of DIGIT on 18 October 2016 further to application
GESTDEM 2016/5678 (the personal data pertaining to the requester have been
redacted).

 

As you can see, in relation to PM^2, access was granted (subject to the
deletion of personal data) to a document identified as PM² Project
Management Methodology Guide (Version 2.5, September 2015).

 

However, in the meantime that document has become obsolete, and has been
replaced by a new document entitled PM² Project Management Methodology
Guide – Open edition. This document is publicly available from the EU
Bookshop:

[1]https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/pm-project...

 

More information on PM², the Project Management Methodology developed by
the European Commission, can be found at the following websites:

[2]https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/wikis... (Wiki)

[3]https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/open-p... (Conference
on Open PM²).

 

On the other hand, in relation to RUP@EC and Agile RUP@EC, access was
denied pursuant to the exception related to a legal person’s commercial
interests which is set out in Regulation 1049/2001. You can find the
relevant reasoning in the enclosed document.

 

Nevertheless, we are happy to provide you with a document entitled RUP@EC
Overview, which was created some time ago, and which is enclosed.

 

Please note also that you can find a description of Agile@EC on pages 101
to 107 of the above-mentioned PM² Project Management Methodology Guide –
Open edition.

 

You may reuse the documents provided herewith free of charge for
non-commercial and commercial purposes provided that the source is
acknowledged and that you do not distort their original meaning or
message. Please note that the Commission does not assume liability
stemming from the reuse.

 

***

 

On the basis of the information and documents provided above, we are
asking you to inform us by 29 November 2019 whether you wish to maintain
your application and, in case you intended to request access to documents
other than those provided above, to clarify its precise scope. We must
however inform you that, as regards the documents to which access was
denied further to application GESTDEM 2016/5678, in all likelihood the
outcome of the assessment will be the same, especially in the absence of
any new relevant legal or factual circumstances of which, at this stage,
we are not aware.

 

Nevertheless, please note that –given the exhaustive information contained
in the present preliminary reply-, in the absence of a reaction from you
by 29 November 2019, we will assume that you do not wish to maintain your
application, and we will therefore close the file GESTDEM 2019/6694
without further action.

 

Kind regards,

 

DIGIT ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

 

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European Commission

Directorate-General for Informatics

Rue Montoyer 15 - 07/P001

1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

References

Visible links
1. https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/pm-project...
2. https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/wikis...
3. https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/open-p...

Generaldirektion Informatik

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Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your application for access to documents, registered on 18
November 2019 under  the above-mentioned reference number, in which you
requested access to documents described as: “1) PM², 2) RUP@EC, 3) Agile
RUP@EC methodologies”.

 

On 22 November 2019, we sent you a preliminary reply informing you that
your application was not sufficiently precise and did not enable us to
identify what documents you were referring to.

 

We nevertheless provided you with additional information and documents
related to the Commission ‘s activities in the areas you appear to be
interested in, as well as with information related to the outcome of
previous requests for access to documents in those fields.

 

In view of the extensive information provided, we invited you to let us
know by 29 November 2019 whether you wished to maintain your application,
asking you to clarify its precise scope in that case.  We also pointed out
that, in the absence of a reaction from you by that date, we would assume
that you did not wish to maintain your application, and that we would
therefore  close the file GESTDEM 2019/6694 without further action.

 

To the best of our knowledge, no reply has been received within the
indicated deadline, so we have concluded that your application has been
withdrawn.

 

You are  nevertheless welcome to submit a new, more precise application at
any time.

 

Kind regards,

 

DIGIT ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

 

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European Commission

Directorate-General for Informatics

Rue Montoyer 15 - 07/P001

1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

From: DIGIT ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 4:21 PM
To: 'ATHANASSIOS FAMELIARIS' <[FOI #7462 email]>
Subject: request for access to documents GestDem ref No 2019/6694

 

Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your application dated 18 November 2019 via the AsktheEU.org
website in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on
18 November 2019 under the above mentioned reference number.

 

In your above-mentioned application, you have requested access to
documents described as: “1) PM², 2) RUP@EC, 3) Agile RUP@EC methodologies”

 

This application was registered under the reference GESTDEM 2019/6694. 
You received an acknowledgement of receipt on the same date, stating that
the European Commission would reply by 9 December 2019.

 

This is a preliminary reply to your initial application based on Article
6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, which reads as follows:

 

“If an application is not sufficiently precise, the institution shall ask
the applicant to clarify the application and shall assist the applicant in
doing so […]”

 

Indeed, we consider that your application is not sufficiently precise.
While it refers to activities carried out by the Commission’s
Directorate-General for Informatics, it does not enable us per se to
identify what documents you may be referring to.

 

Nevertheless, in order to assist you, we are happy to provide you with
additional information as stated below.

 

***

Our department has received a number of applications for access to
documents related to RUP@EC, Agile RUP@EC and PM^2 in the past,  and has
had the occasion to assess whether access could be granted to the
requested documents. One of such occasions was the request registered
under reference GESTDEM 2016/5678, in which another citizen requested
access to:

 

“Guideline / Documentation (user or training manual) on the following
methodologies used by the European Commission, often referred in tenders:

1) PM² (Project Management methodology)

2) RUP@EC (software development methodology)

3) Agile RUP@EC (software development methodology)”

 

I am enclosing for your information a copy of the initial position adopted
by the Director-General of DIGIT on 18 October 2016 further to application
GESTDEM 2016/5678 (the personal data pertaining to the requester have been
redacted).

 

As you can see, in relation to PM^2, access was granted (subject to the
deletion of personal data) to a document identified as PM² Project
Management Methodology Guide (Version 2.5, September 2015).

 

However, in the meantime that document has become obsolete, and has been
replaced by a new document entitled PM² Project Management Methodology
Guide – Open edition. This document is publicly available from the EU
Bookshop:

[2]https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/pm-project...

 

More information on PM², the Project Management Methodology developed by
the European Commission, can be found at the following websites:

[3]https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/wikis... (Wiki)

[4]https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/open-p... (Conference
on Open PM²).

 

On the other hand, in relation to RUP@EC and Agile RUP@EC, access was
denied pursuant to the exception related to a legal person’s commercial
interests which is set out in Regulation 1049/2001. You can find the
relevant reasoning in the enclosed document.

 

Nevertheless, we are happy to provide you with a document entitled RUP@EC
Overview, which was created some time ago, and which is enclosed.

 

Please note also that you can find a description of Agile@EC on pages 101
to 107 of the above-mentioned PM² Project Management Methodology Guide –
Open edition.

 

You may reuse the documents provided herewith free of charge for
non-commercial and commercial purposes provided that the source is
acknowledged and that you do not distort their original meaning or
message. Please note that the Commission does not assume liability
stemming from the reuse.

 

***

 

On the basis of the information and documents provided above, we are
asking you to inform us by 29 November 2019 whether you wish to maintain
your application and, in case you intended to request access to documents
other than those provided above, to clarify its precise scope. We must
however inform you that, as regards the documents to which access was
denied further to application GESTDEM 2016/5678, in all likelihood the
outcome of the assessment will be the same, especially in the absence of
any new relevant legal or factual circumstances of which, at this stage,
we are not aware.

 

Nevertheless, please note that –given the exhaustive information contained
in the present preliminary reply-, in the absence of a reaction from you
by 29 November 2019, we will assume that you do not wish to maintain your
application, and we will therefore close the file GESTDEM 2019/6694
without further action.

 

Kind regards,

 

DIGIT ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

 

[5]picture

European Commission

Directorate-General for Informatics

Rue Montoyer 15 - 07/P001

1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

References

Visible links
2. https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/pm-project...
3. https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/wikis...
4. https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/open-p...